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Explosion in Syrian mine leaves seven deaths

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Explosion in Syrian mine leaves seven deaths

Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Seven civilians, including two children and a woman died because of the explosion of three mines left behind by terrorist groups in three localities located east of the Syrian capital.
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A man and and infant died and another child was injured because of the blast of a bomb placed by the extremists before they were expelled in 2018 from Hammorieh locality in the Eastern Ghouta region, east of Damascus.

According to the Doa al-Homsi city´s mayor, sappers began after the event to comb the zone and detected a number of mines and explosives that were detonated.

A similar incident occured in Harasta city in the same region and resulted in the death of a child while another was injured.

Earlier, four people, including a woman, died by the detonation of an improvised bomb picked up by youths engaged in scrap metal collection in the same region of Ghouta.

Radicals planted bombs and mines in the streets, houses and agricultural lands in an attemp to stop the advance of the Syrian army, and the explosion of these devices causes dozens of fatalities among displaced civilians that return to their homes.

The Syrian army, with the Russian support and other friendly nations, is carrying out sweeping and demining works in the liberated areas in order to ensure a return to normalcy.

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